Magazine article Screen International

BBC Hosts Surprise Launch for Jonathan Glazer Short ‘the Fall’

Magazine article Screen International

BBC Hosts Surprise Launch for Jonathan Glazer Short ‘the Fall’

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The seven-minute-long short was a surprise premiere tonight on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and at a number of UK cinemas.

Jonathan Glazer surprised the film world with the premiere of a previously unannounced new short film, The Fall, which was broadcast tonight at 10pm on the BBC Two channel in the UK, launched on BBC iPlayer and appeared unannounced in a number of UK independent cinemas.

The film, which runs at nearly seven minutes, was commissioned by BBC Films and is produced by Bugs Hartley and Ash Lockmun for Academy Films. It is executive produced by Simon Cooper, Medb Riordan and James Wilson.

It will be rerun on BBC Two on Oct 30 and Nov 1.

The cinemas where it was shown as a surprise to audiences include: BFI Southbank, London; Broadway, Nottingham; Glasgow Film Theatre; HOME, Manchester; Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne; and Watershed, Bristol

Inspired by ‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’, an etching by Francisco Goya, The Fall invites the audience to project their preoccupations and interpretations, according to BBC Films. …

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